Hawaii reports more than 8,000 new COVID cases, 6 additional deaths in past week
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state Department of Health on Wednesday reported 8,124 new coronavirus cases and six additional deaths in the past seven days.
That compares to 8,924 coronavirus infections and five additional deaths last week.
The state’s COVID figures don’t include positive from at-home tests, so the real number is likely far higher. But health officials did say they’re watching the trends ― and they’re worried about where cases are headed.
Hawaii’s pandemic modeling group predicts the current surge to peak in June.
The latest number brings the statewide total since the start of the pandemic to 282,619.
Meanwhile, the additional fatalities bring the state’s COVID death toll to 1,457.
The state now issues its COVID data on a weekly rather than daily basis.
Here’s a breakdown of this week’s figures provided by the Health Department:
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